Is WD40 actually the right thing for this? I.e. a spray for tools
that live in non-ideal conditions? Most of my tools get used enough
that they don't get rusty but there are some of the rarely used ones
that could do with some protection out in the garage through winter.
A bit difficult for sets of hex bits and such, and it's a bit
difficult to smear sockets (as in socket set spanner sockets).
I have several hundred sockets around the place, mostly on racks, a
quick spray is what I need! :-)
This is the time of year (cold nights, humid days) condensation on metal
surfaces, particularly big lumps of machined metal on saw tables etc.
gather a patina of rust.
I go over mine with a cup wheel wire brush in the *angle grinder* on low
speed. Then a waft of WD40 keeps them clear for weeks.
What you want is VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) paper to wrap the
tools in. It can be reused proving you don't rip it to pieces. But it
isn't cheap! This roll should last you a week or two...
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